Adrenaline Nation: New Zealand's Adventure Tourism (Enhanced DVD)
Who doesn’t feel a twinge of “I wish I could go there,” when you hear the words, “New Zealand.” You can see surf, sand, Polynesian dancers, and rich vegetation flowing peacefully through your mind. However, there is another side to New Zealand and it isn't so peaceful. There is a travel trend called adventure tourism which promises to give travelers thrills. Bungee jumps, hot air balloon rides, boating and other experiences await the adventurous. The truth is, there have been 50 adventure sport tourist deaths over the last eight years. Hear the details about these accidents. Some believe the industry should have stricter litigation and compensation rules. At the moment, tourists who are injured cannot sue for negligence or wrongful death. Instead, New Zealand will provide all necessary health care. There is a definite split in opinion. Operators see tourists as sue-happy complainers, and those who have suffered see operators as way too lax. The film presents details on both side of this question. Watch and decide for yourself, especially if you are planning to travel to New Zealand.
Adrenaline Nation: New Zealand's Adventure Tourism